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Do Not Resuscitate / Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders (DNAR/DNR forms) are often added to patients notes, as an indication that should the patient stop breathing, or their heart stops, no attempt at all will be made to resuscitate them. This in itself will cause distress to patients and relatives alike if not handled sensitively.
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